TAKE the speculum lower, Doctor - you're looking at my belly button now.
The person reached low to pick up the speculum on the ground.
low (temperature, blood pressure,low voice, low hill)
the lowest - both in the moral sense of "He's the lowest kind of sexual predator" and in the mathematical sense of "Crime rates are the lowest in 30 years," or "Do this for a minimum of 5 minutes per day."
|short / brief
The person reached down low to pick up the SPECULUM,
but the ARROW was so short it couldn't penetrate more than halfway into a BEAN